James Caan in the “Las Vegas” series.
The news first circulated as a rumor and it was quickly discovered that it was a fake Facebook account. But then came the sad official information from relatives: James Caan, the famous character actor like Sonny Corleone in The GodfatherPaul Sheldon Misery and Ed Deline on the television series Las Vegas.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jimmy’s death on the night of July 6. The family appreciates the most sincere love and condolences and demands that their privacy be respected in this difficult time,” reads the tweet. bad news.
For his role in the first episode of The GodfatherCaan received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
a successful career
James Caan began his acting career in television series such as The Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Time, Kraft Suspense Theater, Combat !, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, The Wide Country, Alcoa Premiere, Route 66 Y Nude CitY.
His first appearance in a major film was as a villain in the 1964 thriller a trapped woman. Later, in 1967, she starred opposite John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in the film The golden.
Francis Ford Coppola hired him to play a football player in the film rain on my heart 1969, two years later he repeated the role in the show Brian’s song.
In 1972 Coppola again sought his talent for the first part of the trilogy of The Godfather.
Between 1973 and 1982 he took part in various Hollywood films, playing various characters. Among these films there are Cinderella Liberty, Rollerball, Harry and Walter go to New York, A bridge too far, a knight arrives Y Chapter two. And
In 1980 he made his directorial debut, Hide in plain sighta film that tells the story of a father in search of his lost daughter in an official protection program and in which Caan himself plays.
A year later he worked at Thief, directed by Michael Mann, where he played a security expert. James Caan has stated that his role in this film noir is the one he is most proud of afterwards The Godfather.
Break and return
After his sister’s death due to problems with cocaine, he suffered from a depression that led him not to participate in any films between 1982 and 1987.
His return was again with Francis Ford Coppola Stone gardens as a sergeant in the army. In 1988 and 1990 he starred in films Alien nation, Dick Tracy Y Misery, where she shared the poster with Best Actress Oscar winner Kathy Bates. In 1992 she starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicolas Cage in the film honeymoon for three.
He also participated alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Eraser in 1996. Three years later, following in the footsteps of Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Powers Boothe and Danny Glover, he played detective Philip Marlowe in the film Poodle springs from HBO.
his latest works
During the early 2000s, he worked on films such as The Yards (2000), City of ghosts (2002), Dogville (2003) and elf (2003).
In 2003 he was chosen for the role of Ed Deline, former CIA agent, head of operations at the Casino of Montecito, in the television series Las Vegas. In 2008 he participated in the film Wisegal (A woman in the mafia), in the role of Salvatore Palmeri.